Bald Mountain Artist's Bluff Trail

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Bald Mountain Artist's Bluff Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Franconia, NH that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles 446 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

Directions from Franconia, NH: Travel south on SR 18 for several miles.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent short hike. Views are fabulous! I've did this hike last year and again a few weeks ago with my dog.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Good trail with masjestic views, ideal for warming up before indian head.

2 months ago

Gorgeous views!!!

hiking
3 months ago

Short, easy hike. Only real difficulty was the rock scaling to the finish.

hiking
3 months ago

It was a nice hike with good views. A lot of steep sections and large rocks but a lot of them were like steps so that was nice. A good one for a beginner who wants a bit more difficulty.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail for family that is in fair physical condition. My family and I hiked this about 2 hours before dark and made it up and to the road in plenty of time. We were a group of 44 male, 39 female, 15 male, 12 female and a 10 year old female. Trail is well marked with some fantastic boulders to climb and a great view at the top. Well worth the trip

4 months ago

great views

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike for a bluff-side picnic lunch overlooking Echo Lake. Two options to get to the top, long (but easy) clockwise or steep (but short) counterclockwise. Either way is worth the views.

4 months ago

Great little hike.

hiking
4 months ago

A good challenge with 2 11-year-old boys… Used the selfie from the top for our Christmas card!

hiking
4 months ago

This spot is absolutely amazing! You get great views for just a short amount of hiking. The trails are pretty and the hike up is just challenging enough! Would definitely recommend!

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

6 months ago

awesome.

7 months ago

This was the perfect hike for my seven and nine year olds. Just challenging enough. Great views, some climbing, quiet spots. Just a tiny bit of mud this April afternoon.

9 months ago

Really easy with amazing views! Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to get a short hike in!

11 months ago

Perfect if you have less than 2 hours

1 year ago

Nice hike very short but great views of cannon mountain

2 years ago

While this a short hike in the shadow of some the greatest trails in the White Mountains, we loved it! My young daughter had the experience of attaining a summit (Bald Mountain), with 360 degree views, and the view from the cliffs of nearby Artist's Bluff are extraordinary.